Wow, what a story.
17 year old Kristen Anderson decided one cold evening that there was nothing worth living for any longer. With that decision made she laid down on train tracks near the park she was walking in and lost her legs to a 33 freight-car train going fifty-five miles per hour. She shouldn’t have lived – but she did.
Now she speaks about her struggles with trying to remember that night, with depression, with finding a good psychiatrist, re-establishing relationships with her family and friends and finally, her acceptance of Christ and the work being done through her. A truly inspirational story.
This memoir is a short book. It’s easy to read, it’s clear and concise when speaking of the various trials Kristen has been through and the joy and peace she’s found in Christ. I honestly wasn’t sure when I picked up the book if I would like it, if it would be too preachy. It wasn’t. The message spoke to me, especially as I struggle with depression in my own life (.. who doesn’t?). Her ministry is Reaching You and is definitely one of the big things God is working on through her life and story.
You can find the website on Reaching You at: http://www.reachingyouministries.com/ind…
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